Fabio Merlini, is a viola, organ and harpsichord player. He also studied conducting with Giuseppe Lanzetta and composition with Bruno Bettinelli.
In 1991 he began a brilliant career with Claudio Scimone and I Solisti Veneti, an orchestra that led him to perform as a soloist in all the most important concert hall in the world such as Musikvereisaal Wien, Mozarteum Salzburg, Sala Tchaikowsky Moscow, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center New York , Tonhalle Zurich, Opera de Paris, La Scala Theater Milan, Osaka Symphony Hall, Buenos Aires Colon Theater, Chicago Symphony Hall, Megaron Athens, Seoul Arts Center, Singapore Concert Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Caracas Auditorium Carreno, Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
He has collaborated as harpsichordist and organist with internationally renowned soloists such as Itzhak Perlman, Salvatore Accardo, Isaac Stern, Uto Ughi, Jean Pierre Rampal, James Galway, Cecilia Gasdia, Sabine Mayer, Michala Petri, June Anderson, Katia Ricciarelli, Guy Touvron.
He held masterclasses in Caracas, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Tokyo and New York and recorded for DECCA, RCA, Warner, Arts, Dynamic, TDK and Tactus.
Since 2019, works as a concert manager of the “I Solisti Veneti Orchestra” and Viola teacher at “ISSM Boccherini” in Lucca.